Europe hit by worst drought in 500 years


The summer of 2022 was an unusually rainy period, accompanied by high temperatures. According to preliminary data, climate change has led to the fact that Europe was covered by the worst drought in the last 500 years. This was announced by the representative of the press service of the European Commission (EU government).


It should be noted that climate change, which experts warned about, is becoming more noticeable every year. Temperature records in July led to numerous forest fires in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and Greece. Hundreds of people died and much damage was caused as a result.

August was characterized by a serious shallowing of lakes and reservoirs. Some of them are almost completely dry. The threat of extinction hangs over many aquatic species of flora and fauna.

The water level on the Danube, Rhine, Po and other rivers fell. Recently, full-flowing waterways have become a depressing sight. More than half of Europe was affected by natural phenomena. This causes serious damage to farms, and saving water provokes a fire hazard.

There was no rain for almost two months in Central, Western and Southern Europe. Even in the normally rainy UK, authorities have announced a drought amid one of the hottest and driest summers on record.

At the same time, climatologists predict that the dry period will last not only in Europe, but in the Northern Hemisphere of the planet as a whole. The drought hit East Africa, Northern Mexico, the Western US and Central China. Reduced winter snowfall has limited fresh water supplies, and in hot weather, plants absorb more moisture, exacerbating the situation.
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  1. Doctor Arthur Offline Doctor Arthur
    Doctor Arthur (artur filippov) 23 August 2022 20: 09
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    There were fewer fires in Greece than in other years. And the usual heat this summer was not. And now, for a couple of days, and this will continue for several more days, it's raining heavily. So not all of southern Europe suffers from the heat. This year, rather, the opposite is true, the usual 40-degree heat was not at all. This summer is rather a record low temperature. Only occasionally +36.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 August 2022 20: 29
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    Uh ... They were silent all summer, and suddenly - "the worst drought in the last 500 years"
    What kind of watchman counted? Immortal mountaineer? Ah, ...an unnamed representative....

    Perhaps, the previous victory puffed - "Europe will freeze" when it SUDDENLY announced that the gas storage facilities were 80% full. And now: "Europe will dry up" ....

    Peremoga ....
    1. lkjhlkj Offline lkjhlkj
      lkjhlkj 28 August 2022 15: 49
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      Well, yes. Read what he wrote, bought by Putin, Deutsche Welle two weeks ago. How can you be so corrupt? I do not understand.

      https://www.dw.com/ru/rekordnaja-zasukha-w-ewrope/a-62779056
  3. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 23 August 2022 20: 52
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    Everything is relative, some are hot, and some are warm)))
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 23 August 2022 22: 33
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    We have only three months of the year hot. And the rest of the time is summer
  5. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 23 August 2022 22: 47
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    It looks like Russia still has a climate weapon. Maybe it's not what everyone imagines. Perhaps it works on the principle of forest fires, which lead to small changes in the climate, and a year later lead to drought.
  6. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 24 August 2022 09: 28
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    And summer in Europe is not the last, and winter is not the last ...... maybe.
    One would like to ask: "Are you warm, a European girl, is it warm for you, red?"
    Although you are "red", you are a brown fascist.
    Can you throw some "nuclear firewood" so that you don't turn blue with anger?
    We have enough of them...
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 August 2022 11: 24
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    Yes. It was: "Europe will freeze", it became: "Europe will dry up"
  8. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 25 August 2022 17: 50
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    All the same, there is a God. And he is on our side. yes
  9. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 28 August 2022 22: 00
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    Europe hit by worst drought in 500 years

    Bloomberg, citing scientists, says the current drought in Europe "seems to be the worst in 500 years." The problem is that neither 500 nor 400 years ago in Europe - and nowhere else in the world - was there not only a measurement of precipitation, but even a banal thermometer: they simply had not yet been invented. Some kind of regular rainfall measurement began in Britain only in 1860 - so when you see statements like “an unprecedented drought for many centuries”, you should, figuratively speaking, feel your pockets: most likely you are being deceived.